Frontiers Journal of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Medicine

Editorial Board Member

Frontiers Journal of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Medicine (FJCCM) is an open access academic and professional journal affiliated to the FM Publishers. The Editorial Board of the FJCCM has complete control over the editorial content of the Journal and the Journal is currently published twice in a year.

FJCCM encourages theoretical and empirical research in the field of Cardiology. All the manuscripts submitted for publication are subjected to a thorough double blind peer review process. Individuals that are keen in joining the Editorial Board should contact the Editorial office.

Richard Kones  (Editor in Chief)

Medical Director
Cardiometabolic Research Institute Houston, Texas, USA

Richard Kones MD began as a mathematically inclined chemical engineer, and then attended NYU School of Medicine in a special pilot program. Inspired by a mentor in the Physiology department, he conducted independent research studying aldosterone with a novel technique, and became a full member of the New York Academy of Sciences while still in medical school. He completed training in New York and continued a NIH Fellowship in cardiology at Tulane University School of Medicine, also working at the Charity Hospital and Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans. He returned to New York Medical College to continue researching actions of inotropic agents, myocardial function, preservation of ischemic myocardium, and cardiogenic shock, eventually relocating in Texas. An avid supporter of applications of biochemistry and physiology, he continued teaching and publishing, emphasizing translational research. In addition to presentations, lectures, has mentored medical students and house staff at several medical schools and affiliated hospitals. His interests gradually turned to the role pathological signaling plays in the pathogenesis of atherothrombosis, especially the interaction of inflammatory mechanisms, endothelial dysfunction, mitochondrial involvement in disease, lipid metabolism, metabolic syndrome and related evidence-based interventions to improve clinical outcomes. Fundamental mechanisms and molecular and cellular cardiology have been central to his work, as well as the practical aspects of how simple lifestyle and dietary changes may be powerful tools to minimize risk factors.


During the course of his academic career he has received several scholarships, awards, and grants. His work includes publications in peer-reviewed medical journals, books, presentations, and lectures. He serves on a number of committees in various medical organizations, peer reviews for a variety of medical journals, and volunteers for the mentoring programs in the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and American Heart Association. Over the years Dr. Kones’ bio has appeared in a number of editions of Who’s Who and other biographical registries. Two years ago he was appointed one of the founding editors of Medpedia online, a collaborative educational project among several medical schools which has enjoyed considerable success. Dr. Kones is a Board Member of the Committees on Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, and Nutrition of the Medpedia project.


He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Society of Health, a Fellow of the New York Cardiological Society, now merged with the New York Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, a Founding Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society, a member of the Heart Rhythm Society, the European Society of Cardiology, Council for Cardiology Practice, European Heart Rhythm Association and Heart Failure Association. Dr. Kones is an emeritus member of the American Physiological Society, a member of The Physiological Society and The Nutrition Society in London, as well as the International Union of the Physiological Sciences. He is also a member of several Councils in the American Heart Association, a Fellow of the American College of Pharmacology, and was recently elected to the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. His other affiliations include the Society for Critical Care Medicine, European Atherosclerosis Society, International Atherosclerosis Society, American Society for Hypertension, National Lipid Association, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, American Society for Preventive Cardiology, Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging and Prevention, International Society for Heart Research, Heart Failure Society of America, American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society, American Thoracic Society, and Inflammation Research Association. He has also been a long-standing active member of the French Society of Cardiology and other notable scientific organizations and working groups

Wolfgang Mastnak (Editor in Chief)

Full professor, Research Centre of Arts Therapies
Beijing Normal University, China

Wolfgang Mastnak holds six doctoral degrees in medical sciences, sports sciences (sports medicine), mathematics, arts therapies, music education and psychology, as well as diploma as psychotherapist and moto-therapist. Being full member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and the New York Academy of Sciences he was internationally honoured with awards such as 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century (International Biographical Centre Cambridge) or Great Minds of the 21st Century (American Biographical Institute). He is professor of Beijing Normal University (BNU) / director of the BNU Research Centre for Arts Therapies and president of the Austrian Heart Association. His main research areas include long-term cardiac rehabilitation, interdisciplinary cardiology, cross-cultural psychosomatics and psychiatry, arts therapies, health education, public health & preventive medicine, sports therapy / sports in cardiology, perinatal health, neuropsychology, quantum consciousness, philosophy of science and research methodology.

Emmanuel ANDRES (Editorial Board)

Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Strasbourg, France

In 1996, Emmanuel ANDRES received his MD degree in Internal Medicine, at the University of Strasbourg, France. He worked as an associated professor in the University Hospital of  Strasbourg, France. In 1998 he worked as PhD in Molecular Biology in the Laboratory of Professor Hoffmann (2011, Nobel Prize of Medicine) in the field of cationic antimicrobial peptides  and pathogens - host relations. In 2002, he was nominated Professor at the University of Strasbourg, France. He also was in the head of an Internal Medicine Department (of 62 beads) in  the University hospital of Strasbourg, France. He was awarded the French Society of Haematology, price for research in the field of anaemia related to cobalamin or folate deficiencies in  2004. Achievements include development of research in: all type of anaemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia, particularly drug-induced neutropenia and agranulocytosis or  thrombocytopenia; haematopoietic growth factors; and cobalamin deficiencies. He also conducts several studies on inflammatory or immune disorders. His recent works also include  research and development on human sounds analysis, electronic stethoscope, e-auscultation, and e-medicine. In that function he was ecruited as advisor to several pharmaceutical and  telemedicine companies or start-up. 

Antonio MANENTI (Editorial Board)

Formerly Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Modena, Itay

Antonio Manenti is currently working as an Associate professor Departments of surgery and pathology, policlinico hospital, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He is published in many articles and he served as an editorial board member and he is a World Health Organization Fellow for Thoracic Surgery in London (UK) February-April 1972. His research interests are  lung  tumors; coronary artery pathology; tricuspid valve anatomy;  portal hypertension; biliary tract surgery; tumour immunology

Prof. Nikolaos Papanas  (Editorial Board)

Internal Medicine-Diabetes Mellitus
Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Nikolaos Papanas is Professor in Internal Medicine-Diabetes Mellitus at Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. He is Head of the Diabetes Centre-Diabetic Foot Clinic of the Second Department of Internal Medicine at Democritus University of Thrace. He has been specialised in diabetes and its complications in the Diabetes Centre and the Diabetic Foot Clinic at King’s College Hospital, London, UK, as well as in the German Diabetes Centre at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany. He has established an ongoing collaboration with the neuropathy study group of the German Diabetes Centre in Düsseldorf. He has published more than 350 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds. Moreover, he serves in the editorial board of other international journals (more than 80). He has been Guest Editor in 9 special issues of international journals. He has also participated with numerous presentations in Greek and European medical congresses and repeatedly served as invited reviewer in medical journals. He has been invited to deliver lectures in 9 foreign countries. He has served in the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Society for Angiology. Furthermore, he is currently a member in the Executive Committee of the Study Group on Diabetes and Nervous System of the German Diabetes Association (DDG). He is also Vice President of the Greek Society for the Study of the Diabetic Foot. He has served as Secretary General and as President of the Hellenic Diabetes Association (HDA). He is now the President of the ethics committee of HDA. Additionally, he is the President of the Diabetic Foot Study Group (DFSG, of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). He is Visiting Professor in the German Diabetes Centre, Düsseldorf. Finally, he is an honorary member of the Cypriot Diabetes Association and of the Hungarian Diabetes Association.

Jose Antonio Franchini Ramires (Editorial Board)

Head Professor of Cardiology
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Jose Antonio Franchini Ramires, MD, PhD has completed his PhD at the age of 28 years from University of São Paulo Medical School, Brasil and postdoctoral studies from the same University. He was the Scientific Director, Learn Director and General Director  of the Instituto do Coração-INCOR (Heart Institute) of the University of São Paulo. Actually, he is Head Professor of Cardiology of the Instituto do Coração-INCOR and coordinator of medical graduate of the INCOR. Dr. Ramires was President of the São Paulo State Cardiology Society, Brazilian Society of Cardiology and  Brazilian Heart Foundation (FUNCOR) and Vice-President of the InterAmerican Cardiology Society.  During five years (2005-2010) was President of the Professors and Researchers Evaluation Committee of the University of São Paulo. He has published more than 520 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.

Paolo Sossai (Editorial Board)

Professor, Department of Drug Science
University of Camerino, Italy

Paolo Sossai  is a Professor of Department of Drug Science from the University of Camerino, Italy. He Working as a Chief of the Department of Medicine, General Hospital, Urbino, Italy. From 2004: Professor and Member of the Bioethics Committee at the University of Camerino. September 2003 - July 2009: Chief of the Department of Medicine, “Enrico Mattei” Hospital – ASL 10 Camerino (Macerata) – Italy. March 1996 - March 1997: Fellow at the Regional Department of Medical Oncology in Bellinzona (Switzerland), Professor F. Cavalli (director). August 1, 1989 to August 2003: Assistant in the Department of Medicine, Service of Gastroenterology and then Registrar of Medicine, General Hospital of Feltre (Italy). February 1, 1988 - July 31, 1989: Assistant of Medicine in the Department of Rehabilitation at the City Hospital of Lamon (Belluno, Italy).

Rohit Mody (Editorial Board)

Director, Max Hospital, Bathinda
Department of Cardiology, India

Rohit Mody did his MBBS from Govt. Medical College, Patiala; MD from Jaipur University; DM from Kanpur University. Post DM, Dr. Mody has more than 20 years of experience in interventional cardiology. He worked post DM in institute of cardiovascular diseases in Madras medical mission Chennai. He also worked in Beunos Aires, Argentina on stem cell therapy in myocardial infarction. He worked in Tokyo, Japan on chronic total occlusions. He is an accomplished cardiologist. He has done more than 4000 Angioplasties. His main interest is in Primary PCI & PCI in ACS. Also, valvotomies, peripheral angioplasties, device closures, pacemaker devices and stent grafts for aneurysm dissections. He is working in recent advances in cardiology on Imaging Vulnerable Plaque, Stem Cell Therapy and Nanotechnology in Cardiovascular Drugs and Diseases. He is presently working as director cardiology, Max Hospital, Bathinda. He is invited faculty to various leading conferences of the world. He is author of 2 chapters of a book published by Elsevier and Springer and also a member of Cardiology Society of India. He is editorial board member of Journal of heart health. 

Christopher Edet Ekpenyong  (Editorial Board)

Associate Professor, Department of Physiology
University of Uyo, Nigeria

Christopher Edet Ekpenyong is an Associate professor at the College of Health Sciences University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He is currently the chairman postgraduate training committee at the Department of Human Physiology and a member of several international organizations and boards. He has reviewed several articles for several international and local journals and has published several peer reviewed articles in reputable international journals. He has won several international and local awards due to his numerous contributions to the advancement of human medicine

Essam M Mahfouz (Editorial Board)

Professor, Department of Cardiology
Mansoura University, Egypt

a. Supervision of about 100 MSc & MD theses in the field of Cardiology and General Medicine

b. Participation in undergraduate and postgraduate education programs in Cardiology in Mansoura University

c. Peer Reviewer of : 

i. American journal of Cardiology 

ii. International journal of Cardiology

iii. Egyptian Journal of Cardiology